Get Afloat this Summer!

This is the time of year you're craving warm sunshine and longer days right? Now picture spending those days relaxing on the water, escaping the grind of everyday life and buzzing from doing something new outdoors.

Whether you're new to boating or returning after a break we've put together an overview of the different areas for you to explore. Start by choosing power boating or sailing and join the other 3.5 million people who got on the water last year.

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There are hundreds of sailing clubs around the country who offer affordable membership and many have boats you can use - look at the "Join a Club" section to find out more.   Alternatively many people choose to hire or charter boats, or enjoy boating during holidays both at home and abroad - the "Find Holidays" section has more about these options.

A good starting point for many is to take an RYA course.  With more than 1,000 training centres around the UK running over 300 different course you're sure to find something near you.  Start Sailing with a dinghy course, learn to skipper a yacht with the Day Skipper course or get the basics of power with a Powerboat Level 1 - look at the "Find Training" section below and get afloat with the RYA.